The first two photos are from the 83527
auction brochure showing an RBO ships entertainment receiver in the crew
quarters. The audio was amplified with an NT49545 amplifier. I am on a
quest to find these two items or at least the receiver and duplicate the
amplifier. The 3rd photo shows the receiver with the 83527 crew around the
Looking into the former Sonar Room from
the crews quarters. I added a tiny shower with hot water heater and another sink for that
emergency cleanup when needed.
Progress in the pilot house. These are
the "before" photos.
These are just progress photos of the
galley and crews mess.
I just liked the hinge on the cupboard
doors under the galley sink.
The first photo is the replaced Chiefs
Head cupboards. That was a major rebuild. The 2nd and 3rd photos are of
the Chiefs Chest of Drawers/Desk while in the boat and the 4th is after
stripping all of the finish off of the drawers and frame. The 5th is
showing the stain applied.
For the crews mess table the seat cushions were sized.
Roxane has started laying out the pieces.
Short-e the cat helping with the project.
test fitting the end cushion.
In February I built this bench for the
crew mess table. It approximates the size in the drawing that I have. We
will get a matching cushion completed soon.
Chiefs chest of drawers and desk after
refinish. It will be installed when the floor tile is completed.
In February I received an email from
Terry Shelby, a former 83527 crewman from Sacramento. He sent the
following photo with signatures on the back. The photo was taken by the
Tacoma Tribune for some rescue that they made in February or March of
1958. He was coming to town and we met in Everett. Terry and his wife
had a great tour and he enjoyed setting in his old rack.
In March I picked up these boat hook tips
on Ebay. I have some poles collected to attach them to.
In May I scrounged this pair of Stokes
Litters from Manson Construction to mount on the pilot house. Tike
Hillman says they should be red in color.
In May Marc McCaffery and I cut what I
think is the last plywood for this restoration. That was the face of the
locker under the chiefs bunk. The refinished drawers are propped up
there until the slide tracks are built.
Here are the two lids that will set on
top of this platform to become the chiefs bunk.